Via MLBTR, the Royals have claimed righty reliever Kanekoa Texeira off waivers from the Mariners, so the Yankees won’t have a chance to get back their Rule 5 pick just yet. The Rule 5 rules transfer over to Kansas City now, so they have to keep him on their 25-man roster all season or put him on waivers and offer him back to the Yanks. I was hopeful that they’d be able to bring him back earlier this week, and while it’s still possible, it’s just unlikely given how desirable decent relievers making the league minimum are. Oh well.
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